Performing a mid-tenancy inspection

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Last updated 4 October 2021 - page created


Routine inspections are one of the most crucial aspects of property management. Landlords have a number of responsibilities regarding keeping the property safe, secure, and in good repair.

By inspecting the property regularly, responsible landlords ensure they can comply with these obligations in a timely fashion by -

  • identifying maintenance issues early and fix them before costs increase;
  • checking the alarms are working and any fire escapes are free from obstruction
  • building a relationship with your tenant through regular communication, making them feel comfortable to report maintenance problems;
  • spotting any potential breaches of the tenancy agreement (eg. smoking in the property);
  • collecting supporting evidence for any deposit deductions at the end of the tenancy;
  • identifying any damage caused by the tenant.

This page discusses how you should go about performing a mid-tenancy inspection, including downloadable resources to help you access the property and perform the inspection.

Mid-tenancy inspection template

To help our members perform a mid-tenancy inspection, the NRLA has produced a template for use when visiting the property. This is intended for use as a smaller document to supplement the check-in and check-out inventory you perform at the beginning and end of the tenancy.

Members only

The rest of this page contains downloadable documents such as -

  • a mid-tenancy inspection report template
  • access letters for the property

It also contains guidance on -

  • what to look for during an inspection
  • what to do after completing an inspection
  • gaining access to the property
  • how often should inspections be performed
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